Monday, March 24, 2014

Let's end the Big Lie and get out of Iraq

The email below is from Susan Shaer, a CREDO activist who is the co-chair of Win Without War, a coalition that fights to promote a more progressive national security strategy. Susan started a petition on CREDO Mobilize, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change. Will you help Susan pressure Congress to repeal the 2002 Iraq war authorization by signing her petition and sharing it with your friends and family?

CREDO Mobilize
Tell Congress to repeal authorization for the Iraq war.

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Dear Jim,
Launching the Iraq war was one of the worst political decisions in American history, and today, while our troops have all come home, the law that authorized that disastrous war remains on the books.
Last week marked the 11th anniversary of the war in Iraq. Our friend, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, has introduced a bill (H.R. 3852) to repeal the Iraq war authorization, taking the use of force off of the table for good.
That's why I started my own campaign on, which allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition, which is to the United States Congress, says the following:
Authorizing the Iraq war was one of the worst mistakes Congress ever made. It’s time for Congress to finally turn the last page on that disastrous war by repealing the 2002 Iraq war authorization.

Tell Congress: It's time to repeal the authorization of the Iraq war.
The Iraq war started after Congress gave George W. Bush the authorization to unleash America’s military might by passing the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002, a law that remains in place.
Unfortunately, the past 11 years have demonstrated that times have changed. From a seemingly ever-expanding drone war to the recent revelations of massive surveillance of Americans, the danger of relying on the good faith of our leaders is self-evident.
Today, Iraq -- which has been devastated by years of conflict coming on top of a brutal dictatorship -- remains a violent, unstable nation and a living, dying testament to the failed military adventures of the Bush years. There are even some in Washington who are calling for America to send our military back into Iraq today to deal with the continuing violence.
Unfortunately, even with the last U.S. combat troops having left Iraq over two years ago, there are some who want to keep this law on the books. That’s why we need your voice to put pressure on Congress to unauthorize the Iraq war.
Now is the time for Congress to finally right one of its worst wrongs by repealing the Iraq war authorization. Repealing the authorization will serve as a good reminder that all wars must end.
Will you join me and add your name to my petition to Congress to demand it repeal the authorization of the Iraq war now?
Thank you for your support.
Susan Shaer
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